House in Alcobaça by Aires Mateus



AUTHOR:

Manuel Aires Mateus

YEAR:

2013

LOCATION:

Alcobaça, Portugal

PHOTOGRAPHS:

images © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

SOURCE: 

europaconcorsi dezeen

NOTE:

The house designed in the historical center of Alcobaça is a record of overlapping times: A small building reconstructed to perpetuate the vernacular common scale, and a wall thoroughly shaped to house the quiet extension. On the existing building a void is created managing the thickness of the peripheral walls. An absence of space is freed collecting luminosity from a skylight that grants a private and protected atmosphere.

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